I’ve always admired scrapbookers that create hybrid layouts, I love their ability to combine digital elements with paper and embellishments. When I started creating my September projects for Studio Calico, I challenged myself to use a digital stamp and incorporate it on a layout. I have to admit that I was intimidated by the thought of doing this but also realized that it’s a good thing for the creative mojo to push myself to try new things.
I opted to use “The Great Outdoors” digital stamp. Using my photo editing software I opened the file and dragged it on a blank canvas, then I stretched it out to the desired size. And voila, the perfect title for a page. Which was printed of white cardstock from Michael’s, nothing fancy.
I have realized that some have wondered what this layout is about, really this layout is just about being creative. I used a picture of a leaf covered with rain drops (yes it’s a picture) and created layers using leftovers from the Lost River scrapbook and document kits. By this point I had created 4 layouts so I was running low on embellishments (I do love to use lots of embelies so I go through them very quickly), I opted to use some of the gold chipboard letters as accents. The “o”’s are the perfect accent and a creative way to “stretch” a kit.
There you have it, a fun and easy way to creating a hybrid layout.